Red Dot Powder

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by riverrat373, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. riverrat373

    riverrat373 New Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    Pacific Northwest
    Has anyone here ever used Red Dot powder for .38 special loads? I have always used Bullseye or Unique and am having no luck in finding any locally. I can get some online but I don't want to pay the extra fees charged to ship gunpowder. I have a local store close to me that just received a shipment of Red Dot. Oops! I posted this twice!!! I guess that's better than a double charge in a case!
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2009
  2. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Tis better to double post than to double charge. ;) :D

    Yeah, I loaded some .38spl./Reddot loads a few years back. I can't find my data though. I think it was some wadcutter target rounds.

    I looked in my copy of Ken Waters Pet Loads and found some loads that he listed with both cast and jacketed bullets.

    If you look on Alliant site listed below you'll find a couple of loads.


  3. Popgunner

    Popgunner Active Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2009
  4. techoca

    techoca New Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    I love Red dot for .38 spl and .45 ACP with LSWC's.

    Below are my favorite loads.


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    Last edited: Jul 9, 2009
  5. riverrat373

    riverrat373 New Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    Pacific Northwest
    Thanks for the replies. I have several reloading books with loads for Red Dot. I just wanted to see if people who tried it liked it.
  6. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    Oops, didn't see the double thread and I posted the same link that Popgunner did in your other one. DOH! :D
  7. gazzmann

    gazzmann New Member

    May 16, 2009
    So. Fla.
    Red Dot shoots fine in a .38.
    3.5 grains, 158 grain LRN is what I load.
    Speer reloading manual #9.
  8. SouthGA

    SouthGA New Member

    Jan 9, 2011
    Cowboy Action with 100s of thousands of loaded 38 specials loaded with Red Dot and 125 gr lead with 2.8gr
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